County Accepting Public Comments on First Arena Until Monday Vote

Posted March 8, 2012

ELMIRA –Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli and the County Legislature are accepting comments regarding the consideration of the repurchase request for the First Arena.

Santulli addressed the Legislature at Monday night’s Budget Committee meeting asking that they hold off their consideration of the request by Southern Tier Economic Development (STED) and Elmira Downtown Arena LLC for their repurchase of the property at 155 North Main Street, Elmira, commonly known as the First Arena.

The Legislature will hold a special meeting of the Budget Committee prior to their Monday, March 12th meeting of the Full Legislature where the resolution will be voted upon.

Residents who wish to provide comments to the Legislature prior to the vote may do so via email to the Clerk of the Legislature at or by going to and clicking on “Contact Us” which is located on the bottom toolbar of every page.

Letters may also be sent via the mail to the Chemung County Legislature, P.O. Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902-0588 or dropped off in the Legislative Chambers located on the 5th Floor of the Hazlett Building, 203 Lake Street, Elmira.

Individuals may also address the Legislature during the Public Comments portion of the meeting. Comments are limited to five minutes in length.

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